Corps Saxonia Bonn

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Saxonia's coat of arms
House of the Corps Saxonia in Haydnstrasse. 8th

The Corps Saxonia Bonn is a corps ( student association ) in the Kösener Senioren-Convents-Verband (KSCV), the second oldest umbrella association of German student associations. The corps is obligatory and colored . It unites students and former students of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The corps members are called "Bonn Saxons".


Saxonia has the colors "light blue-white-black" with silver percussion. A light blue striker is also worn. The Saxon Foxes wear a band of foxes in "light blue-white-light blue" with silver percussion and a light blue hat instead of the striker . The motto is "Fearless and loyal!", The coat of arms slogan "Virtus palladium nostrum!" (German: "Virtue is our distinction").


Corps are the oldest form of student connections, the origins of which go back to the Middle Ages. In their current form, corps emerged mainly in the first half of the 19th century and differ from other traditional corps not only because of their age or the compulsory graduation. Rather, it is their distinctly liberal approach that sets Corps apart. The principle of tolerance cultivated by corps connects the members of a corps in lifelong friendship, regardless of their origin, religion, political convictions or scientific orientation.

The principle of tolerance of the corps thus marks the essential ideational unique selling point compared to other corporations that maintain a political or denominational principle, for example. Politics and religion are not the focus of the more than 200-year history of the Corps, but lifelong friendship and the encouragement of students to become strong, responsible and performance-conscious personalities who should later be successful in their careers and involved in civil society.

Every male student at a university that awards academic degrees can become a member of Saxonia Bonn. About his recording the student assets of the Corps (choose Active ). After completing their studies, the old men remain associated with the corps in accordance with the principle of life covenant .


Former Saxonia house in Bahnhofstr. 40, 1910

The Corps Saxonia was founded on June 6, 1832 by students at the University of Bonn. It has been a member of the Kösener Seniors Convents Association (KSCV) since 1856 through the SC ( Senior Citizens' Convention (Hochschule) ) in Bonn . In 1927 the Corps moved into the Villa Ingenohl directly on the Rhine as a new home. Saxonia was suspended in 1935 in order to forestall a general forced dissolution of all corps operations by the Nazi regime.

After the Second World War to Saxonia Bonn concluded on 17 March 1951, the Corps Saxonia Jena the Corps Saxonia Jena et Bonn Bonn together. The common colors were henceforth dark blue-light blue-white-black. Under the new name, Saxonia became a member of the SC ( Senioren-Convent (University) ) again. In November 1956 the inauguration of the new corp house on Haydnstrasse took place. The corp house, which dates back to the Wilhelminian era, is over a century old and is a listed building. It is still mentioned today in the Bonn villa guide. When it was possible to return to Jena after German reunification, the corps separated in friendship.


Due to the structure of its relationships to other corps, Saxonia Bonn is counted to the Red Circle (see Kösener circles ) in the KSCV Kösener Senior Convents Association . The red circle represents the principle of friendship and tolerance.

The following corps besides Saxonia Bonn belong to the red circle

Bonn Saxons

In alphabetic order


  • Paulgerhard Gladen : History of the student corporation associations , Volume 1, Würzburg 1981, pp. 15–45
  • Richard Bayer : The Corps Saxonia in Bonn: 1832-1935 , Bonn 1940

Web links

Commons : Corps Saxonia Bonn  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ernst Hans Eberhard : Handbook of the student liaison system. Leipzig, 1924/25, p. 23.